ADBI-OECD-ILO Report Details COVID-19 Impacts on Asia’s Labor Migration Landscape

ADBI News Release | 24 June 2022

Tokyo, Japan – A new report by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and International Labour Organization (ILO) offers a timely overview of the COVID-19 crisis’s disproportionate impacts on migrant workers and associated socioeconomic changes in Asia and the Pacific.

Labor Migration in Asia: COVID-19 Impacts, Challenges, and Policy Responses describes how the pandemic has affected labor migration demand, shifted travel and repatriation protocols, and expanded policy focus on epidemiological challenges facing international labor mobility.

The report also discusses the region’s labor migration outlook, drawing upon the latest labor migration trends, corresponding economic developments, and policy approaches in major origin and destination economies of labor migrants.

Labor Migration in Asia: COVID-19 Impacts, Challenges, and Policy Responses features up-to-date comparative statistics on regional labor migration flows, detailed economy fact sheets, and coverage of intra-Asia and cross-regional migration. It provides vital insights for understanding Asia’s changing labor migration landscape and its significance for the region and global economy after the pandemic.